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Point of Origin...?

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03-14-2000 10:53 PM
hi all,

I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the real
world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was easy,
but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so I can
drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 2 of 8 (119 Views)

Re: Point of Origin...?

12-15-2001 02:15 AM in reply to: *kb
kb,

Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per enclosed
sample?

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg

Gerhard

BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.

kb wrote:
>
> hi all,
>
> I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the real
> world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was easy,
> but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so I can
> drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*KB
Message 3 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-17-2001 06:46 AM in reply to: *kb
Well, not quite that elaborate...nor that far away...

I would like to make the origin (latitude, longitude) ie (45.mmm.sss,
52.mmm.sss) or something like that... What I am really looking for is an
easy way to drop points on a "plot plan" {locate a pond and it's watershed
on my property}. If I could set the origin to the actual "earth" position,
it will be an easy matter to locate points using GPS coordinates.

Ground measurements are next to impossible due to "geographic features", ie
hills, trees, brush,...

If I am way off base... please let me know or if there is a better way to do
this.... Thanks again for your help

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C1B9354.1598E03C@bellsouth.net...
> kb,
>
> Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
> Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per enclosed
> sample?
>
> http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg
>
> Gerhard
>
> BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.
>
> kb wrote:
> >
> > hi all,
> >
> > I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the real
> > world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was
easy,
> > but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so I
can
> > drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 4 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-17-2001 08:39 AM in reply to: *kb
Hello KB

You can change the origin on your drawing from DrawingOptions > Scale.

However this is in sheet coordinates therefore you will need to divide your
figures by whatever your scale is.

Place a known coordinate in East and North ETC... in the boxes both divided
by the scale and as negative values.

To insert points use absolute coordinates as X and Y coordinates.

Paul Jackson
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 5 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-17-2001 10:11 AM in reply to: *kb
KB,

Paul, the old pro, obviously solved the problem.
On the other had, faced with a similar problem in our area,
I would contact the Palm Beach County tax office with the
property ID number and order the latest aerial map on a disk
zoomed in to a proper scale.
(Maybe these days, I might need FBI clearance first.)
Would that not work as an appropriate reference basis for
additional info you might want to add?

Gerhard

KB wrote:
>
> Well, not quite that elaborate...nor that far away...
>
> I would like to make the origin (latitude, longitude) ie (45.mmm.sss,
> 52.mmm.sss) or something like that... What I am really looking for is an
> easy way to drop points on a "plot plan" {locate a pond and it's watershed
> on my property}. If I could set the origin to the actual "earth" position,
> it will be an easy matter to locate points using GPS coordinates.
>
> Ground measurements are next to impossible due to "geographic features", ie
> hills, trees, brush,...
>
> If I am way off base... please let me know or if there is a better way to do
> this.... Thanks again for your help
>
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C1B9354.1598E03C@bellsouth.net...
> > kb,
> >
> > Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
> > Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per enclosed
> > sample?
> >
> > http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg
> >
> > Gerhard
> >
> > BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.
> >
> > kb wrote:
> > >
> > > hi all,
> > >
> > > I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the real
> > > world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was
> easy,
> > > but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so I
> can
> > > drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 6 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-18-2001 08:49 AM in reply to: *kb
Hello Gerhard

A few of our local authorities here in West Oz do what you have stated with
AutoSketch, bringing in aerial maps to check the roads and drawings.
Probably to track rogue Crocks and Koalas before they get into residential
areas.

Paul

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C1EA5B6.8C32F2F9@bellsouth.net...
> KB,
>
> Paul, the old pro, obviously solved the problem.
> On the other had, faced with a similar problem in our area,
> I would contact the Palm Beach County tax office with the
> property ID number and order the latest aerial map on a disk
> zoomed in to a proper scale.
> (Maybe these days, I might need FBI clearance first.)
> Would that not work as an appropriate reference basis for
> additional info you might want to add?
>
> Gerhard
>
> KB wrote:
> >
> > Well, not quite that elaborate...nor that far away...
> >
> > I would like to make the origin (latitude, longitude) ie (45.mmm.sss,
> > 52.mmm.sss) or something like that... What I am really looking for is
an
> > easy way to drop points on a "plot plan" {locate a pond and it's
watershed
> > on my property}. If I could set the origin to the actual "earth"
position,
> > it will be an easy matter to locate points using GPS coordinates.
> >
> > Ground measurements are next to impossible due to "geographic features",
ie
> > hills, trees, brush,...
> >
> > If I am way off base... please let me know or if there is a better way
to do
> > this.... Thanks again for your help
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C1B9354.1598E03C@bellsouth.net...
> > > kb,
> > >
> > > Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
> > > Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per enclosed
> > > sample?
> > >
> > >
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg
> > >
> > > Gerhard
> > >
> > > BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.
> > >
> > > kb wrote:
> > > >
> > > > hi all,
> > > >
> > > > I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the
real
> > > > world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was
> > easy,
> > > > but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so
I
> > can
> > > > drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 7 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-18-2001 12:24 PM in reply to: *kb
Paul,

I did not talk about the other aerial maps the Chamber of Commerce
uses to check daily tourist traffic at local bars & restaurants.
I meant the other stuff were it is being verified if any trees have
been removed, any pond filled in or any shed or house addition has
been added without a permit since last year's property assessment.
Are you still using old issues of National Geographic as you data
base?

Gerhard



Paul Jackson wrote:
>
> Hello Gerhard
>
> A few of our local authorities here in West Oz do what you have stated with
> AutoSketch, bringing in aerial maps to check the roads and drawings.
> Probably to track rogue Crocks and Koalas before they get into residential
> areas.
>
> Paul
>
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C1EA5B6.8C32F2F9@bellsouth.net...
> > KB,
> >
> > Paul, the old pro, obviously solved the problem.
> > On the other had, faced with a similar problem in our area,
> > I would contact the Palm Beach County tax office with the
> > property ID number and order the latest aerial map on a disk
> > zoomed in to a proper scale.
> > (Maybe these days, I might need FBI clearance first.)
> > Would that not work as an appropriate reference basis for
> > additional info you might want to add?
> >
> > Gerhard
> >
> > KB wrote:
> > >
> > > Well, not quite that elaborate...nor that far away...
> > >
> > > I would like to make the origin (latitude, longitude) ie (45.mmm.sss,
> > > 52.mmm.sss) or something like that... What I am really looking for is
> an
> > > easy way to drop points on a "plot plan" {locate a pond and it's
> watershed
> > > on my property}. If I could set the origin to the actual "earth"
> position,
> > > it will be an easy matter to locate points using GPS coordinates.
> > >
> > > Ground measurements are next to impossible due to "geographic features",
> ie
> > > hills, trees, brush,...
> > >
> > > If I am way off base... please let me know or if there is a better way
> to do
> > > this.... Thanks again for your help
> > >
> > > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > > news:3C1B9354.1598E03C@bellsouth.net...
> > > > kb,
> > > >
> > > > Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
> > > > Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per enclosed
> > > > sample?
> > > >
> > > >
> http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg
> > > >
> > > > Gerhard
> > > >
> > > > BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.
> > > >
> > > > kb wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > hi all,
> > > > >
> > > > > I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of the
> real
> > > > > world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan was
> > > easy,
> > > > > but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate so
> I
> > > can
> > > > > drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 8 of 8 (119 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 09:02 AM in reply to: *kb
Yo

My maps are what Moses used when he built the arc ?

PJ

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C201686.FA8AAB4F@bellsouth.net...
> Paul,
>
> I did not talk about the other aerial maps the Chamber of Commerce
> uses to check daily tourist traffic at local bars & restaurants.
> I meant the other stuff were it is being verified if any trees have
> been removed, any pond filled in or any shed or house addition has
> been added without a permit since last year's property assessment.
> Are you still using old issues of National Geographic as you data
> base?
>
> Gerhard
>
>
>
> Paul Jackson wrote:
> >
> > Hello Gerhard
> >
> > A few of our local authorities here in West Oz do what you have stated
with
> > AutoSketch, bringing in aerial maps to check the roads and drawings.
> > Probably to track rogue Crocks and Koalas before they get into
residential
> > areas.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C1EA5B6.8C32F2F9@bellsouth.net...
> > > KB,
> > >
> > > Paul, the old pro, obviously solved the problem.
> > > On the other had, faced with a similar problem in our area,
> > > I would contact the Palm Beach County tax office with the
> > > property ID number and order the latest aerial map on a disk
> > > zoomed in to a proper scale.
> > > (Maybe these days, I might need FBI clearance first.)
> > > Would that not work as an appropriate reference basis for
> > > additional info you might want to add?
> > >
> > > Gerhard
> > >
> > > KB wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Well, not quite that elaborate...nor that far away...
> > > >
> > > > I would like to make the origin (latitude, longitude) ie
(45.mmm.sss,
> > > > 52.mmm.sss) or something like that... What I am really looking for
is
> > an
> > > > easy way to drop points on a "plot plan" {locate a pond and it's
> > watershed
> > > > on my property}. If I could set the origin to the actual "earth"
> > position,
> > > > it will be an easy matter to locate points using GPS coordinates.
> > > >
> > > > Ground measurements are next to impossible due to "geographic
features",
> > ie
> > > > hills, trees, brush,...
> > > >
> > > > If I am way off base... please let me know or if there is a better
way
> > to do
> > > > this.... Thanks again for your help
> > > >
> > > > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > > > news:3C1B9354.1598E03C@bellsouth.net...
> > > > > kb,
> > > > >
> > > > > Must admit that I don't quite understand the question.
> > > > > Is what you are trying to accomplish something similar as per
enclosed
> > > > > sample?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> >
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/mazar-i-sharif_85.jpg
> > > > >
> > > > > Gerhard
> > > > >
> > > > > BTW, great job opportunities for landscape architects over there.
> > > > >
> > > > > kb wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > hi all,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I am trying to create a lanscape drawing that has an origin of
the
> > real
> > > > > > world lat. lon., is this possible in AutoSketch? The plot plan
was
> > > > easy,
> > > > > > but I would like to make the origin lattitude/longitude accurate
so
> > I
> > > > can
> > > > > > drop points off a GPS. {Oh, I have AS R5}. Thanks in advance.
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